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Top 10 Activities in Interlaken, the adventure capital of the Swiss Alps

Visitors to Interlaken, the beautiful town nestled between two lakes and the Swiss Alps, offers adventure seekers a plethora of adrenaline-pumping activities that make for a great holiday.
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“Travel agents are our best brand ambassadors”: Palladium Hotel Group

Palladium Hotel Group has a brand for every client, from family-friendly Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts to the sophisticated vibe of adults-only TRS Hotels, says Pilar Arizmendi, VP of Sales & Marketing - The Americas, Palladium Hotel Group, in this edition of Friday 5.
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“There is no Planet B”: Going green with The Travel Corporation

In this week’s edition of Take Five, we sit down with Jeff Element, President of The Travel Corporation Canada to discuss the hows and whys of going green, and what everyone – travellers and travel agents alike – can do to help the cause.
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“We helped simplify the selling process”: Bahia Principe

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts’ decision to streamline its offering into distinct categories and experiences has helped agents better sell Bahia Principe properties to their clients.
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Transat TDC wants to grow Agent@Home; hires Lalonde to ramp things up

What do agents look for in a host agency? “Trust, consistent support, training, web tools, strong commissions & preferred partners, and the Transat Travel Agent@Home program offers all of the above and much more,” says Agent@Home’s newly appointed director, Monique Lalonde.
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Diversity pays off when agents go home-based: Survey

Agents who have deep and diverse knowledge of many product types – not just sun and beach destinations – including cruise, river cruise, luxury, coach tours, etc. have a much higher likelihood to be successful in a home-based environment, according to the third annual National Travel Agent Survey.
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4 great tips for networking

Networking hasn’t gone away. It’s still important today, especially for those of us in the luxury relationship arena, but needs to be accomplished in a much more subtle way.
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Immersive & Authentic: Insight Vacations takes aim in 2019

In this edition of Take Five, we sit down with Carla Brake, Vice-President of Sales for Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold, to discuss 2019 initiatives and the importance of supporting women in business and beyond.
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Introducing The Supplier Rep Next Door

The Travel Agent Next Door has come up with an innovative program known as ‘The Supplier Rep Next Door’, where hosted agents and agencies will be better supported by their local supplier reps. Traditionally, host agencies were treated as one agency which meant that they only were assigned one Business Development Manager (BDM) or sales […]
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“We’ve seen a significant rise in multigenerational travel”: Experience Kissimmee

Kissimmee is as popular as ever with Canadians, and while Experience Kissimmee - represented in Canada by VoX International - works hard to keep the momentum going, it has a little help from its friends in the industry.
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Effective Jan. 30 Air Canada suspending all Beijing and Shanghai flights until Feb. 29
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Just hours after announcing it would cancel select flights to China, Air Canada has now moved to temporarily suspend...
There’s no stopping Israel and agents “see the lucrative side of selling packages”
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Coming off its third year in a row of strong growth, Israel is making inroads into developing markets as well as...
Win up to 100,000 Loyalty Rewards Points with TravelBrands’ Spin to Win
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With TravelBrands’ brand new game, Spin to Win, agents can win bonus Loyalty Rewards points when they book qualifying...
Hilton’s first Canopy by Hilton makes its debut in Cancun
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Hilton’s first-ever Canopy by Hilton has opened its doors in the heart of Cancun’s famed Hotel Zone.
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